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Friday-Saturday: Hot Luck Fest at Barracuda and White Horse. If you prefer your club show with a side of upscale bites (who doesn’t?), it’s worth perusing the music roster for the inaugural food and music fest hosted by Mohawk owner James Moody and Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue. The events kick off on Friday when the White Horse offers the chance to honky tonk it up with Rayland Baxter, Jonathan Terrell and Carson McHone while swilling cold brew ice cream floats from Stumptown Coffee Roasters. The same night, Barracuda hosts a show from pop-punk lifers Shonen Knife paired with Japanese eats from chef Yoshi Okai. Tickets range from $12 to $23. Showtimes vary; see for details. — D.S.S.

Friday: Catfish & the Bottlemen at Stubb’s. Those who caught the Bottlemen’s afternoon set on one of the big stages at the Austin City Limits Music Festival last fall may well come back for another outdoor blast of loud and hard rock ‘n’ roll. An extraordinarily tight ensemble, the Welsh band also puts on a high-energy live show, with riveting frontman Van McCann at the center of the sonic maelstrom. July Talk opens. $25-$27. 7 p.m. doors. 801 Red River St. — P.B.

Saturday: Evan Johns memorial tribute at Hole in the Wall. When Austin guitarist Evan Johns died March 11, the city was just gearing up for another South by Southwest stretch, which made it hard for a fitting memorial event to take place quickly. His friends persevered toward that end, though, and the result is a remarkably strong lineup of musicians with ties to Johns’ stellar career. Local groups Churchwood, the Gay Sportscasters and the LeRoi Brothers join the D.C. Weenies, featuring former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra backed by an ace crew of roots-rockers. Rounding out the bill, which features music on both of the club’s stages, are renowned Dallas one-man band Homer Henderson, Johns’ friend since childhood Ivan Brown, Don Leady & the Tailgators, Pehr Smith, Keith Kinkle & Spare Change, and Dunebuggy. The $10 cover charge benefits the SIMS Foundation. 8 p.m. 2538 Guadalupe St. — P.B.

Saturday-Sunday: Rhyme Time Hip-hop Festival at Kick Butt Coffee. This two-day indie rap-a-palooza presents underground heavies from the East and West Coasts alongside a solid support cast of ATX talent. Cali supergroup Haiku D’Etat, featuring Abstract Rude, Myka 9 and Aceyalone, headlines on Saturday and NYC Gang Starr affiliate Afu-Ra plays Sunday. Standout ATX rappers on the support bill include Dat Boy Supa, Stat 1 and Retrograde on Saturday and Mindz of a Different Kind, Tank and Tee Double on Sunday. $18-$50. Show starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday. 5775 Airport Blvd. — D.S.S.

Sunday: Devin the Dude at Empire. Houston’s sing-song, stoner rap champion is still going strong 15 years after somebody had the nerve to take the herb up out his “Doobie Ashtray,” (why’d they do him that way?). His new album “Acoustic Levitation,” came out earlier this year and on it he offers a grown and sexy take on his soulful but hazy vision. $15. 6 p.m. doors. 606 E. Seventh St. — D.S.S.

Wednesday: Blues on the Green with Jamestown Revival, Walker Lukens at Zilker Park. The long-running and wildly popular free summer music series in Austin’s biggest inner-city park blasts off with a double bill featuring the fast-rising Americana outfit Jamestown Revival plus upstart indie-rocker Walker Lukens. In the past, the full series lineup has been announced ahead of time, but this year KGSR, which presents the events, will be announcing the next show after each one is completed. Music starts at 8 pm.; arrive early for a spot closer to the stage. 2100 Barton Springs Road. — P.B.


Quite a few local acts have record-release shows this weekend. For more on these and other recent local releases, check out our weekly “On The Record” roundup at Friday-Saturday: Mike Flanigin Trio with Jimmie Vaughan & George Rains at C-Boy’s, for “Live at C-Boy’s” album ($15, 10:30 p.m.). Friday: The Wild Now at 3Ten, for “Afterglow” EP ($10, 10:30 p.m.). Friday: Born Again Virgins at Hole in the Wall, for self-titled EP ($5, 9 p.m., Battlin’ Nelsons open). Friday: Girling at Sidewinder, for “Side 1” EP ($8-$10, 9 p.m., with Ben Millburn and A. Sinclair). Saturday: Ray Prim at One-2-One Bar, for “Live at Strange Brew Lounge Side” album ($10, 7 p.m.). Saturday: Ladyfang at ABGB, for “For Morgan” (free, 9 p.m., with Big Bill and Mamis). Sunday: Kinky Machine at Spider House Ballroom, for self-titled EP ($5-$8, 9 p.m., with Marmalakes, Pocket Sounds and Batty Jr.). — P.B.


Getting into these shows will require finding tickets through resellers, as all of them are sold out: Tuesday: Lewis Del Mar at Antone’s. The East Coast experimental-pop duo made big waves with its self-titled debut released last year. Anna Wise opens. 8 p.m. Wednesday: Kehlani at Emo’s. Nominated for an urban contemporary Grammy for her 2015 mixtape “You Should Be Here,” the West Coast singer released her first formal album, “SweetSexySavage,” in January. Also on the bill are Ella Mai, Jahkoy, and Noodles.7 p.m. doors. Wednesday: NPR Tiny Desk Concert on the Road at Independence Brewing Company. An outgrowth of the popular public-radio program, this tour features New Orleans soul-funk group Tank & the Bangas, winners of the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, along with three locals who fared well in this year’s competition: Belcurve, Kiko Villamizar and Pocket Sounds. 7 p.m. — P.B.



Conor Oberst, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers at ACL Live

Conor Oberst at Waterloo Records (3 p.m.)

Mastersons at Waterloo Records (5 p.m.)

Damned, Bellrays at Mohawk

Draco Rosa at Paramount

Gregg A. Smith, Reveren Shawn Amos at Antone’s

Bob Schneider at 3Ten

Eve & the Exiles, Booze Weasels, Blues Specialists at Continental Club

South Austin Moonlighters, David Grissom at Saxon Pub

Elias Haslanger Quintet at Elephant Room

Murali Coryell at Evangeline Cafe

80H Project at Stay Gold

KP & the Boom Boom at Geraldine’s

Wild Bill’s Joint at the Point at Sam’s Town Point


Train, O.A.R., Natasha Bedingfield at Austin360 Amphitheater

Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal, Russian Circles at ACL Live

Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Gonn at Stubb’s outdoor

Marc Broussard at One World Theatre

BJ Barham at Parish

Mastersons at Continental Club

Jr Jr at Empire

Bishop Briggs, Shaed, Manatee Commune at Mohawk outdoor

Dwayne Burnside & the Mississippi Mafia, Tommy Shannon Blues Band at Antone’s

Del Castillo at 3Ten

3 Penny Opera reunion at Townsend

Nakia & the Blues Grifters at El Mercado Backstage

Croy & the Boys at Sam’s Town Point

Warren Hood Band, WIll Dupuy at Threadgill’s South

Tish Hinojosa at Threadgill’s North

Jai Malano at Geraldine’s

Austin Pets Alive benefit with J.D. Clark, Moving Panoramas at Hotel Vegas (2 p.m.)


New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men at Erwin Center

Ambrosia at 3Ten

Messa, Witchcryer, Destroyer of Light at Hotel Vegas

Carson McHone, Jonathan Terrell, Booher, Motion Hotel at Barracuda

Jake Penrod at C-Boy’s

Baskery, Beat Root at El Mercado Backstage

Anne Feeney, Hot Nut Riveters at Saxon Pub


Dale Watson & His Lonestars, Peterson Brothers at Continental Club

Gene Taylor Trio with Chris Ruest, Blue Monday with Gary Nicholson at Antone’s

Cory Reinisch, Doug Strahan at Blackheart

Tje Austin Band at Geraldine’s

Mystery Monday with Christine Albert, Shake Russell and Michael Hearne at El Mercado Backstage


Rosie Flores, Toni Price at Continental Club

James McMurtry, Ephraim Owens Experience at Continental Gallery

Jonathan Terrell, Mike Schoenfeld at Blackheart

Seela, Jake Andrews at Saxon Pub

Rubilators at Sam’s Town Point


X, Folk Uke, John Egan at Mohawk

Cotton Mather, Wiretree at 3Ten

Bubba Sparxxx, Struggle Jennings at Empire

Murali Coryell & the Ernie Durawa Band, Tommy Shannon Blues Band, Bill Carter at Antone’s

James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, William Harries Graham & the Painted Redstarts at Continental Club

Kevin McKinney, James Junius at One-2-One Bar

Crocodile Tears, Desert Culture, Sour Notes, Hex Boyfriend at Hotel Vegas

Beltones, 13th Victim, Hooligan Justice at Sidewinder

Cornell Hurd Band at Saxon Pub

James Hand at Threadgill’s North


Black Angels at Waterloo Records

Clint Black, Hudson Moore at Nutty Brown Amphitheater

Metalachi, El Conjunto Nueva at Stubb’s indoor

Beto y los Fairlanes at Long Center Rollins Studio Theatre

Mothership, Red Young & His Hot Horns at Antone’s

Chris Berardo & the DesBerardos at Threadgill’s South

Jaimee Harris, Ben De La Cour, John Inmon at One-2-One Bar

Kelley Mickwee at Geraldine’s

Matt Kreutz at Townsend

Bidi Bidi Banda, Reputations at Hotel Vegas

Danny Black, Wealthy West, Mel Washington at Sidewinder

Carson McHone at Winflo

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